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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-21-13, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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Here are a few of the Tau and Tau Kroot's that I was working on before. One thing with being gone from the hobby is remembering and matching colors for some of the items. For the Tau and Kroot I was going with using wash's as the main colors on them and layering different colors.

Here is one of the finished Kroot's




Some of the Tau WIP's that I had started. I know I was using the Leviathan Purple as the main colors on the Tau after a white primer.



One of the Hammerhead Gunships:



Any comments or ideas would be apperated. I plan to paint the rest of the army in a similar method, just can't decide which of mine to work on right now.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-21-13, 10:55 PM
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Nice to see another Tau plog. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
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Always nice to see some Tau, will look forward to seeing some finished FW's


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Thanks. I need to get some more paint to work on them. All of my old paints are dried up sadly. That and get all the models from the basement.
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Found my old step by step I did on the kroot, figured I would share it here.

Steps to create so I don't forget ;).
1.) Started out priming White.
2.) Medium coat of Thraka Green Wash.
3.) Light coat of Ogryn Flesh Wash.
4.) Medium + coat of Leviathan Purple on the "hair".
5.) Light coat of Devlan Mud on the lower part of the feet.
6.) Coat of Snakebite Leather on the chest armor.
7.) Coat of Shadow Grey on the metal for the dagger.
8.) Light to Medium coat of Baal Red Wash for the dagger. (Try not to spill most of the bottle like I did here)
9.) Blazing Orange for the Eyes
10.) Goblin Green for the chest below the armor.
11.) Terracotta base.

I need to take a few pictures of the Firewarriors and find the rest of my hammerheads. Found most of it today though, I think the rest are hiding under some wood thats leaning on an old entertainment center lol.
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I assume from looking at the devil fish is that you have used a wash on it? Its very difficult to get an even colour using this method on such a large area. Have you thought of painting it a basic colour comparable to the purple and using a wash to pick out the recesses?

Your toast has been burnt and no amount of scraping will get rid of the black bits.
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Using the wash technique on a larger model, like a vehicle, requires using larger brushes that allow you to apply the coats evenly across the surface. It will also take 4-5 coats to get a good even color on that large a model.

I used that technique to do the purple on the falcon in my project log/harlequin army (see links), but it was also a darker wash than it appears you are using.

Servants of the Laughing God (Harlequin Themed Eldar Army)
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I am the Evil Project Log (All my work since restarting the hobby)
The Crusade of Morr (WFB Empire Battle Reports)
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I started the devilfish about 6 years and haven't gotten back to it. From what I remember I was applying the wash to large surfaces, then spreading it out and evening it with a kleenex to get it to look right. I will try to find where it is stashed so I can get some better pictures of it. I've done some work on my firewarriors and stealth suits in the past few days, just haven't gotten a good picture of them.
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